Jun 11, 2013; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterbacks Matt Flynn (15) and Terrelle Pryor (6) throw passes at minicamp at the Raiders Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Flynn opens Oakland Raiders training camp as 'clear No. 1 QB'


The Oakland Raiders could be an absolute trainwreck this season and it all starts at the quarterback position. While the entire roster leaves plenty to be desired, the quarterback situation is a mess and that showed on the first day of training camp.

Matt Flynn looked like the team’s best quarterback by far, as Terrelle Pryor continued to struggle and look like a competent NFL quarterback. It got worse for the Raiders. Rookie signal-caller Tyler Wilson put off a terrible performance of his own by opening the first practice with three interceptions in a span of four throws.

Flynn was the only quarterback that looked capable of taking the NFL field at this time, and that is worrisome because he is a player best suited for a back up role.

While the Raiders front office is doing everything that they can to turn things around, they will first have to suffer through a painful season with very little talent on their roster and a back up quarterback leading the offense.

It’s going to be a very long 17 weeks in Oakland.

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  • G A Martinez

    “While the entire roster leaves plenty to be desired…”? How unanalytical can you be to make such a blanket statement? Either you don’t know what is on the roster or you are just lazy in your article. Fansided writes another unchecked article.

  • Reivax Soirreb

    Who is Josh Sanchez? What kind of qualifications does he have to even write a note about the Raiders? He seemed like a rival AFC West team fan writing about them.

  • Cole Phares

    That was the least informative bashing I’ve read this off-season. Dude, next time just tweet that you hate the raiders. Don’t waste my time by writing an article that a fifth grade chiefs fan do a better job of. I’d prefer to read his.

  • Luis Hernandez

    I agree… Sounds like more raiders bashing to me. 3 interceptions from a rookie is to be expected, but better that it happens in camp instead of on the field. That’s what they’re there to fix! It shouldn’t be blown out of proportion and predicting a “train wreck” for this season already. At least we know that Flynn will prove people wrong this season, which I’m sure we will all be looking forward to! Absolutely ridiculous article

  • lorens

    The internet is saturated with wannabe journalism…it’s pretty pathetic that sports illustrated has a link to trash sites like these.

  • S&B_Attack

    This is the most unprofessional article I’ve read in a long time. U guys wanna see a raider fan go to YouTube and look for a channel called everything raiders

  • IllEagle